DF102 Portraiture Foundations

With Tannis Trydal

7 weeks   Figures 3   Shading 2

In this seven week course you are introduced to the skills required to render a realistic portrait using Graphite pencil, Charcoal and white Conte.

You will begin by studying the individual facial features and progress through a series of step by step exercises in graphite pencil then charcoal. The exercises provided will help to further refine your four comparison skills culminating in the creation of a final portrait. A delicate blend of traditional methods combined with contemporary knowledge, this course is highly recommended for any budding portrait artist.

This course requires a minimum of four to eight hours study per week and is suitable for people with some drawing experience or who have previously completed both 'Draw In Your Pyjamas 'and 'Shade In Your Pyjamas' courses.

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On completion of this course you will receive a grade for your final project piece. The grade is awarded based upon the your ability to fulfil the grading criteria set out at the beginning of the course.

Certificate of Completion

This course is the third of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner.

Every student who completes all six courses will be awarded a Certificate Of Completion. The Certificate will contain Cindy Wider's original signature along with your instructors signature and will be sent by post to students anywhere in the world free of charge.

The Certificate Of Completion will be accompanied by a list of the subjects studied by the student with the grade achieved for each area of study included alongside.

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